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1:43-scale As­ton Martin DBR1 Ma­trix, £95.99

This model of Stir­ling Moss and Jack Fair­man’s 1959 Nür­bur­gring 1000Kms win­ner is a lovely, sub­tle piece of work, hid­den facets nat­u­rally il­lu­mi­nated with sparkling As­ton Martin Rac­ing Green. Shame the gear­lever is huge and en­tan­gled with the steer­ing wheel.

1:18-scale Tri­umph TR5 PI Cult, £160.99

It’s hard to fathom why so few large-scale Tri­umph TR mod­els have been pro­duced, so this one from Cult is wel­come. There’s a real sense of heft and sub­stance to its faith­ful resin ex­te­rior, but be­neath the wood pan­elling the in­te­rior is black and pla­s­ticky.

1:18-scale As­ton Martin V8 Volante Cult, £160.99

Large-scale resin that’s im­pos­si­ble to fault, with per­fect pro­por­tions, bright­work ap­pli­ca­tion, in­te­rior mod­el­ling and – thanks to the fact they’ve gone for a Sev­en­ties sub­ject car – those gor­geous GKN al­loy wheels. Beau­ti­ful.

1:18-scale TWR Jaguar XJ-S Tec­nomodel, £249.99

Tec­nomodel has got one up on Au­toart by mod­el­ling all of TWR’S XJ-S rac­ers, in­clud­ing this 1982 Sil­ver­stone TT win­ner. Sadly the fonts used on the car’s Jaguar badges are jar­ringly in­cor­rect, but ev­ery­thing else is here in daz­zlingly stark clar­ity.

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